Brandon Scarborough

Brandon Scarborough

As a research fellow at PERC, Brandon Scarborough focused on the use of water markets in the West to restore stream flows for wildlife, fish, and other environmental amenities. He also researched carbon sequestration and the efficacy of using forest management to address climate change. His other interests include the interactions between natural resources and institutional quality, climate change, and how economic prosperity affects individuals’ demands for environmental quality.

Brandon is a native of North Carolina where he earned bachelor’s degrees in business and biology at Appalachian State University. He also holds a master’s degree in applied economics from Montana State University. He lives in Bozeman where he enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, and all of the surrounding mountains, preferably with snow on them.

Articles by Brandon Scarborough

Fishy Politics on World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is meant to bring communities from around the globe together to celebrate the vast environmental, economic and social wealth of our oceans.…

Water As a Human Right

The United Nations recently declared access to clean drinking water and sanitation a basic human right. The measure, while non-binding, could pave the way for…

Trading Fruit for Fish in Washington

by Brandon Scarborough The final installment (at least for now) in PERC’s Water as a CropTM series highlights how agriculturalists can capture conservation values and…

Entiat River Habitat Farming: Trading Fruit for Fish

The Habitat Farming Enterprise Program may be able to restore three endangered and threatened fish species to the Columbia River where millions of dollars from government agencies and conservation groups have failed.